Netflix is one of the most popular streaming services in the world, and they have just revealed a release date for their live-action Cowboy Bebop series. It will be released on September 14th, 2018.
Netflix has revealed images and release date for its live-action Cowboy Bebop series. This will be the first time that the series will be available in 4K resolution, with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.
The Live-Action Cowboy Bebop Series on Netflix Gets Images and a Release Date
Netflix has confirmed the release date for season 1 of their live-action Cowboy Bebop series on Monday, August 23rd. Several new cast photos were also revealed, giving fans a peek at the reimagining’s look and feel, as well as the live-action versions of their outfits. Season 1 will be available on Netflix on November 9th. The live-action series will not be a miniseries, unlike the original Cowboy Bebop, which had just one 26-episode season. The original series’ director, Shinichir Watanabe, will act as a consultant for the remake, while composer Yoko Kanno will return to soundtrack the episodes. Spike Spiegel will be played by John Cho, while his primary man, Jet, will be played by Mustafa Shakir. Faye Valentine will be played by Daniella Pineda, who will complete the three. While Ein, the crew’s super-intelligent and beautiful corgi, is included in the pictures, Edward, the crew’s wild card, is not. The following are the new photos:
The idea of a live-action Cowboy Bebop series hasn’t piqued my interest. This is something that a lot of people desire, but I don’t see why. You’ll be hard-pressed to find an animated product that I’d want to see recreated in live-action because I believe it would completely miss the idea. Cowboy Bebop was a mature show that appealed to a Western audience in a way that many anime don’t. The whimsical, character-driven space Western seems like a love letter to Western pop culture from its Japanese developer. I can understand why some people might advocate for a live-action version in the United States, but it’s unnecessary. Any effort to imitate or contribute to the anime’s quirky mishmash of mediums, inspirations, and genres made for a genuinely unique experience, and any attempt to copy or add to it seems dubious to me. This also contributes to the widespread misconception that animation is just for children, regardless of its classification or subject matter. It is not necessary for a film or series to be live-action for people to be interested in seeing it. I’m also curious as to how they intend to integrate the show’s musical aspect; will they use the same rock songs from the original or will they use new music? Will they completely disregard this element of the series? I don’t think any of these options will go over well.
Nonetheless, these images, particularly John Cho’s portrayal of Spike, seem to be very excellent. I’m not sure whether he’ll have the same charm as Steve Blum in the role, but he certainly looks the part. Jet is played by Mustafa Shakir, while Ein the corgi is played by Ein the corgi. I can’t stop myself from wondering where Radical Ed is and when we’ll see her again, and Daniella Pineda isn’t helping me out. I don’t think (or hope) that the live-action Faye will be as cartoonishly endowed as her anime counterpart. After all, animation is the art of exaggeration and caricature, no matter how some may reject it or claim it is objectionable. Having said that, I anticipate Faye to exude sex appeal in the same way she did in the original. Pineda may be more convincing in person, but I’m certain Cho and Shakir have the look down well. If I hadn’t seen her in context, I would have never guessed this was meant to be Faye. However, I believe it’s fantastic that the film’s original director and composer are participating. I’ll definitely check it out when it comes out, but with low hopes.
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Netflix revealed images and release date for Live-Action Cowboy Bebop series. The show will be released on April 20th, 2019. Reference: cowboy bebop live action set photos.
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